|Bunches in mid-flower in the vineyards of Quinta Sardonia|
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2011 (80% of QS2)
Noticeable Bordeaux varietal influence, spicy dark fruits, plum, cassis, blackberry, jammy. Juicy powerful yet soft elegant, structured, a little fruit sweet to offset dry tannins. Good purity and lift, some subtle minerality. Good freshness on the back.
2011 Quinta Sardonia (almost, new barrel)
Much more toasty green herb and capsicum with ripe black fruits, sweet oak nose. Full mellow and fresh, very bright and intense, powerful focused warm concentration, dense and good savoury elements. A wine with interest and character but easy to drink and appreciate.
2011 Quinta Sardonia (almost, older barrel)
Softer rounder and fresher but still very concentrated, intense dark fruit, with minerality and savoury notes. Somehow chewier tannins, juicy and fresh.
Quinta Sardonia 2009
Amazing perfume, fascinating combination of the petal and vegetal parts of roses and violets, some deep sweet spice elements. Juicy dark fruits, very soft full velvety and slightly raisined characters, sweet new oak components with good ageing, well balanced and integrated, very lifted and bright but good ripeness.
Quinta Sardonia 2010
Similar intense aromatics of floral, earthy, dusty, pot-pouri, dark fruits. Very soft, even more mellow, lovely full broad sweet fruits and subtle but firm and expressive tannins. Some savoury earth notes late on the palate. Either ready or not, hard to tell.
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Flor de Pingus 2010
Dark intense fruits, quite an amazing amount of savoury notes for such a vibrant flotal nose. Juicy ripe red and black fruits, very slightly spicy, very intense concentration, bold and full in the mid-palate, dense firm yet fresh and bright tannins. Finesse yet power, needs a few years in bottle to soften and open up. Tense and tightly coiled. Not too oaky, nor too hot and jammy.
Darker more concentrated colour, very intense and bright in purple vermillion. Toasted roasted ripe and raisined, dense impenetrable dark fruits, sweet savoury molasses notes, black sweet spices, some sweet balsamic reduction notes. One of the most concentrated wines I have tasted on my trip, not heavy exactly, but incredibly tannic, fruit powerful, hot and powerful. Warm climate and 2-3 tonnes per hectare make this an intense experience. Born this way, not made this way. Some very slight citrus notes on the back, still retaining some freshness of acids. I appreciate the concentration, but I don’t like it.